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Obituary of Catherine Miltenberger Karst



Following is a transcription of the obituary published in the St. Louis Post Dispatch on September 2, 1893, page 2 column 2:

Titled: Death of Mrs. Catherine Karst; She Was 93 Years Old and Over Fifty Years a Resident of St. Louis

"Mrs. Catherine Karst, one of St. Louis' oldest inhabitants, died yesterday at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Louise Moron, 2010 North Fourteenth Street.  The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from her daughter's residence.  The remains will be taken to St. Michael's Church and thence to Calvary Cemetery, where so many of the family lie buried.  Mrs. Karst was one of St. Louis' earliest settlers, having come here from France in 1841.  She was born in 1800, and at the age of 21 married Mr. Joseph Aloysius Karst, who was a prominent citizen of France.  She witnessed two invasions during the wars of Napoleon, and had a brother frozen to death in the retreat from Moscow.  The idea of war was so abhorent to Mrs. Karst that she, for fear her sons would some day be dragged from her and sent to the front, emigrated to America.  In her lifetime she has seen children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren multiply until they numbered nearly 100.  Until the hour of her death she retained her memory, and never forgot a date or the name of any of her numerous kin.  The surviving children are Mrs. Louise Moron, Emile Karst, Philip Karst, Eugene and Hortense Fanner."


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